Thursday, April 20
High school baseball, MHSAA playoffs: The postseason begins. Expect a Jackson-area team to win Class 5A again. Check your local listings to learn when your favorite team plays.
Friday, April 21
Pro baseball, Montgomery at Mississippi (7 p.m., Pearl, 930 AM): The Biscuits open a five-game series at the T-P.
Saturday, April 22
Pro basketball, NBA playoffs (2:30 p.m., Ch. 16): The Association playoffs finally begin. With any luck, a champion will be crowned by July 4. … College baseball, Rhodes at Millsaps (1 p.m.): The Majors' most-hated rival comes to town for a SCAC doubleheader. The teams wrap up the season with a game at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Sunday, April 23
College softball, Tennessee at Mississippi State (1 p.m., Starkville, FSN South): This ain't your daddy's beer league. The women can mash.
Monday, April 24
College baseball, Tougaloo vs. Belhaven (3:30 p.m.): The intracity rivals get in a game at Smith-Wills Stadium before the city tears it down.
Tuesday, April 25
College baseball, Mississippi State at Southern Miss (6:30 p.m., Hattiesburg, 620 AM). The two-game series continues on Wednesday. … Delta State vs. Belhaven (6:30 p.m.): The Statesmen and the Blazers hook up at Smith-Wills.
Wednesday, April 26
Pro baseball, Mississippi at Mobile (7 p.m., Mobile, Ala., 930 AM): The M-Braves begin a five-game series by the bay.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who can't get enough MLS action.